Last year Dugal McKinnon and I kicked off a new partnership, Now Future, by curating a
virtual performance on August 30th at the Adam Art Gallery called Ice Melt. It was on the
closing night of The Future is Unwritten, curated by Laura Preston.
We had four performances: from Rarotonga (Sarah Jane Parton) via Skype line, from Napier
(Martin Poppelwell) via Skype, from Auckland (Sam Hamilton) via telephone and a live
performance from Murray Hewitt with Andy Hummel in the gallery. The gallery was the
central hub of the event, and we broadcast it back out via Ustream.tv
Even with some impromptu communication and recording failures, it was nonetheless an
enjoyable attempt at creating a temporary virtual community. Let me know if you want more
We will have more info and evidence of the performance on our new site,
(due for launch later this month).
Great to hear about the archive/database. All the best
On 24/02/2010, at 11:36 AM, su b wrote:
Things are gearing up for the electrosmog festival in march.
This is the official 'preliminary' programme:
We have some exciting NZ projects underway that are not all included in the programme yet
(more on these soon).
There will also be some specifically 'local' events. We will also look at having
remote gathering points across New Zealand for some of the sessions. (more details soon).
What we would really like to hear about right now is the kinds of remote practices that
you have already done. Eg. Caro's Picnic, Upstage, Phil's Earthworks Zita and
Adam's re-mote.... and all the others that I'm sure are out there.
I will be constructing a kind of live-database-wiki where we can make a
record/timeline/history of the kinds of activities that NZers have already done in this
field. As well as be a documentation of our participation in electrosmog.
First though it would be great to share some examples of how we already operate within
the boundaries of remote immobility, and some example of the projects you have done
Su, (on behalf of your electrosmog team: Julian, Zita and James).
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